THE SPACE BEYOND
Year: 2018Duration: 80 minLanguage: Italian with English subtitles
Opening film for Archifest2018 films
Presented with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland Singapore
An artistic and personal journey into the work of internationally acclaimed Swiss Architect Mario Botta, to understand why a globalised society feels the urge to build sacred spaces and why Botta feels the need to tackle the issue, now more than ever.
Passionate, tireless, at 75 Botta is one of the few Architects, who has built places of prayer for the three main monotheistic religions. After building many churches, chapels and a synagogue, he is now building a Mosque in China. The film explores Botta’s ever-growing curiosity and reflections on the contradictions of society in his body of work.